Act 1233 of 1999 requires colleges and universities to notify students and their parents of the increased risk of meningococcal disease among students who live in close quarters, such as college or university residence halls. Meningococcal Meningitis is a rare but potentially dangerous illness. Although the risk of contracting the disease is low for the general population, there is a greater potential risk of outbreaks for college-aged students due to a prevalence of risk factors that are often part of campus life. These risk factors include residence hall living, active and passive smoking, bar patronage, and alcohol consumption. As a preventive measure, the SAU University Health Services recommends students check with their health care provider for further information.
The meningococcal meningitis vaccine is available in the SAU University Health Services for a fee of $100.00.
If you have any questions or comments, please telephone the University Health Services at 870-235-5237.